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Emergency Contraceptive Pill

An emergency contraceptive pill stops pregnancy before it starts. It is not the same as the abortion pill. It can work up to 5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex, depending on the type.
Emergency Contraceptive Pill

Are emergency contraceptive pills widely available in Chile?

Yes, in Chile emergency contraceptive pills are available in public hospitals and health centers and in most healthcare NGOs. The emergency contraceptive pill can also be purchased in pharmacies. 

Do I need a prescription to buy emergency contraceptive pills in Chile?

No, you don’t need a prescription to access emergency contraceptive pills in Chile.

Is there any age restriction for accessing emergency contraceptive pills in Chile?

No, there’s no age restriction to get access to emergency contraceptive pills in Chile. 

How much does an emergency contraceptive pill cost in Chile?

Emergency contraceptive pills are available free of charge at public hospitals and health centers and in most healthcare NGOs. In 2021, private purchases in pharmacies ranged from $8300 to $19.945 Chilean pesos, depending on the brand of your choice.

What are the different emergency contraceptive pill brands available in Chile?

The most widely available brands in Chile are Cerciora T, Escalpel and Evitta.

Who can I contact for more information about emergency contraceptive pills in Chile?

For more information, you can contact APROFA (aprofa.cl), an NGO with more than 50 years of experience in the defense of sexual and reproductive rights; the Central Supply Center of the National Health Services System – CENABAST (cenabast.cl), a decentralized public institution under the Ministry of Health; the Chilean Institute of Reproductive Medicine – ICMER (icmer.org) or the National Cancer Corporation – CONAC (conac.cl). And in case you want to purchase this contraceptive, you may check out pharmacies such as Cruz Verde (cruzverde.cl), Salcobrand (salcobrand.cl), Ahumada (farmaciasahumada.cl) and Dr. Simi (drsimi.cl).

Where can I read more about this method? 

If you want to get further information about the emergency contraceptive method, click here.

What can I do in the case of an unplanned pregnancy?

Visit safe2choose.org to speak with an expert counselor about the abortion options available in Chile. Counselors can also be contacted via email (write to info@safe2choose.org) or via live chat at safe2choose.org/abortion-counseling